where is home – a film exploring the identity issues of third culture kids and the most difficult question for us to answer. my answer usually depends on who is asking, but my favorite one is “where i lay my head is home.” there’s an instant connection to people who really understand that feeling. one of my favorite articles on that is zwischenmiete by brittani sonnenberg.

the film is now crowdfunding on indiegogo.

[EDIT: sorry, the video isn’t embeddable, follow the link here: vimeo.com/44124657]

i don’t remember who i got this from – this has been on my notepad for a while – so i’m sorry for not crediting.

this video explains a big deal of my work/life philosophy – a lot of “work” advice i get is that being constantly engaged or in a ‘working’/project-mode isn’t healthy, but i think it’s exactly the opposite: if your work is such a drag that extending it into your private is unhealthy, then there’s something wrong with your work.

i love being on as long most waking hours, because i love what i do: working towards a fairer and more sustainable future. of course, there’s ups and downs involved and not every single task is something i love, but i try hard to find something positive in it all and i enjoy the bigger picture.

and of course, breaks are important, but the important part about it is that you need to engage your mind in a different way – and not dull it with some mindless activity.

videaux makes videos for social projects (non-profits, social entrepreneurs…) – these are some images of their six month filming in Haiti, Argentina, Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh (thx, makesense)!

nice animation on how we treat the natural world (thx, esther!)

happy new year!

GravityLight: i don’t know about its resource-efficiency, but this lamp makes a lot of sense: replacing the battery by using gravity’s potential energy makes this a much more eco-friendly product and presumably increases its life-span due to less ‘high-tech’ parts that need specialized maintenance.

no wonder they already raised three times the amount (as of dec 17) they were looking for – awesome project!

dan ariely, author of predictably irrational, with some more amazingly fascinating insights on the human condition – in a great RSAanimate video!

i’ve been told it doesn’t have anything to do with sanskrit, but it’s still pretty good. apparently it’s from chérie carter-scott’s book “if life is a game, these are the rules”

thx, alistair!

most of these figures seem fairly accurate, at least the general dimensions/relations!